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Magic Harvest Food, Folkore and Society

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ISBN-10: 0745621961

ISBN-13: 9780745621968

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Piero Camporesi, Joan Hall

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The Magic Harvest offers a wide-ranging account of the history of popular beliefs about food in Europe. Focusing on Italy, the text examines the social symbolism of food, and its associated rituals.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 11/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Bread and Death: Food and Peasant Rituals in Italy
The Two Faces of Time: The City Calendar and the Country Calendar
The Setting of the Moon: Wine, the Vine and the New Science
Food and Popular Culture
Dietary Geography and Social History
City Cooking and Country Cooking
Bourgeois Cooking in the 19th Century: Between Tradition and Renewal
Concentrated Broth
The Demon of the Hearth
Shopping for Food
The Age of the Soya Bean
The Great Transformation
Born Under Libra
Diet and Literature
List of Authors
Notes and References